AISD Webb Elementary School
Webb Elementary School is being replaced as part of Arlington ISD’s 2019 Bond Program. The original school, built in the 1960s, while still safe and well-maintained, required major renovations to bring it up to current standards for elementary learning spaces. Ultimately, it proved more cost-effective to replace the school than to renovate it. Located north of the existing school, the large site allows the original facility to remain operational during construction.
Designed as a welcoming gateway for the community, the new front door faces the main artery – a direct contrast to the original school which turned its back on the street. The new structure reflects the generous community partnerships of the existing school while respecting the established bilingual culture. It is appropriately scaled and easily accessible by the community’s many pedestrian students, with particular sensitivity to the campus’s large special needs population.
Sustainable strategies include a high-efficiency envelope, efficient mechanical systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures. Windows take advantage of views to the west and the south and provide natural light to the educational core and ancillary spaces. In addition to thermal and visual comfort, the design implements a quiet learning environment by providing excellent acoustic qualities in the classrooms. The new elementary school will be a CHPS Design.